Nine Section Chain Whip

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  • Overview
  • Said to be one of the hardest Chinese weapons to master, the Nine Section Chain Whip used by Shaolin Kung fu and Wushu has amazing looking fast spinning forms

Product details

  • Made up of nine sections plus two end pieces
  • Used in modern Wushu and Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Used for striking and slashing but also locking and tying
  • Made completely from steel with a material grip wrap
  • An extremely difficult weapon to learn


Watch our video on the Nine Section Chain Whip


Nine Section Chain Whip Description

The nine section chain whip is one of those weapons that looks amazing but it’s hard to imagine how people would fight with them. Even so, the modern Wushu Kung Fu practitioners these days do some amazing feats as do the Shaolin Temple Monks. This is not an easy weapon to learn so take it easy at the beginning.  Historically, it is said that this was used in battle as well as a weapon for personal protection. The second it more plausible as it can easily be hidden within clothing and brought out when needed.


The Nine section Chain whip called that because it has nine sections held together at each joint by three rings, one end has a dart and the other the grip. The grip has a material wrapping for extra grip. Everything else is made from steel.  The rings at end end have additional rings which helps makes a jangling sound. This is good for competition but also helps you here where the end is to help avoid hitting yourself. It is one of the more advanced kung fu weapons and not a lot of people get that far in their training to get onto it.


Enso Martial Arts sells these in a lightweight, mediumweight and heavyweight versions. All have their own benefits, but in short lightweight for fast movements suited for styles like Wushu and Shaolin and mediumweight and  heavyweight for control suited for the more traditional kung fu styles. People do tie a lightweight cloth on the pointy end which makes a whistling sound to kept an idea of where it is. Have some fun with these. Once you feel comfortable with one try two.


Advice from the shop on your Nine Section Chain Whip

“Speaking from personal experience, these hurt when you mess up, get lot sof space around you and start of easy. Find a good instructor to teach you and practice, practice, practice. Try spinning it under you while bouncing on your bum, great fun.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your of Nine Section Chain Whip

The dimensions of the chain whip vary dependent on the size of Nine Section Chain Whip you buy:  

Lightweight Nine Section Chain Whip

  • Light Weight 250g
  • Total Length: 48.5” or 123cm
  • Link Length: 3 3/8” or 8.5cm
  • Handle Length: 4 1/2” or 11.4cm
  • Weight length: 2 3/4” or 7cm

Mediumweight Nine Section Chain Whip

  • Weight 433g
  • Total Length: 55” or 131.5cm
  • Link Length: 3 1/2” or 9cm
  • Handle Length: 4 3/4” or 12cm
  • Weight length: 3.34” or 8.5cm

Heavyweight Nine Section Chain Whip

  • Weight 750g
  • Total Length: 55” or 140cm
  • Link Length: 3 1/2” or 9cm
  • Handle Length: 4 3/4” or 12cm
  • Weight length: 4 7/8” or 10cm


If you have any questions about the Nine Section Chain Whip you want to buy feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Shipping your Nine Section Chain Whip

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Courier Tracked - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn't an option on the website for good reason, so if you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 then simply call us on 0117 942 5832 and we can process your order over the phone. 
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: 
  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.



5 stars based on 4 reviews

04 Mar 2022
Swift delivery, good product, excellent quality.
13 Oct 2021
Very quick delivery and very impressed with the quality.
08 Jun 2021
Nice weight feels great in the hand
04 Feb 2021
Well made and very solid

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